2009
Former corporate chair and CEO talks about greed and ethics in business

Former corporate chair and CEO talks about greed and ethics in business
March 10, 2009

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094
pbrozynski@ben.edu

The harshest critics of corporate greed argue that if unchecked, America will drown in its own greed and corruption, collapse into a state of moral and financial bankruptcy and be reborn geopolitically and socially. There are also those who argue that if government sets out to solve the problem of corporate greed, it will create laws and regulations that will add costs, limit choices and result in one-size-fits-all solutions that not only fail to solve the problem but may indeed exacerbate it. So what is the solution? Michael J. Emmi, former Chairman and CEO of Systems and Computer Technology Corporation (now SunGard Higher Education) will present “Business…Greed, Fear, People and Ethics. Finding the Balance” at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 26 in Benedictine University’s Krasa Presentation Room. Emmi’s presentation is free and open to the public. Emmi is an award-winning businessman who serves on the board of numerous corporations, civic organizations and charities. He has received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from Temple University and was named Business Leader of the Year by St. Joseph’s University. He has been featured in Forbes and Philadelphia Business Journal. The lecture is part of Benedictine’s “Theology in Life” lecture series and is sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies and St. Procopius Abbey. For more information, contact Christine M. Fletcher, Ph.D., at (630) 829-6263, or by email at cfletcher@ben.edu.

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.